Sponsored Content
In Very Late Hit in Oregon Primary, Monica Wehby Accused of Having "Stalked" Former Boyfriend About a Year Ago | Main | New Snyder/Affleck "Sad Batman" Sparks Funny Meme
May 19, 2014

Captain Bullshit Promised He'd Take a Self-Administered 5% Pay Cut In Solidarity With Federal Workers Squeezed by Sequester; Asked If This Actually Happened, White House Refuses to Say

This is a small story, but it's a metaphor for the fundamental illusion that is the Obama Administration.

Captain Grandstand made a big promise, a bit of pointless blather which I'd call "feel good" except that would be overstating things.

It was a feel-nothing spot of pointless blather.

Nevertheless, he and his stupid minions decided it was a good enough stunt for Winning the Twitter War that particular day.

And Vladimir Putin can tell you all about how important that is to them.

Obama vowed that he would take a five percent paycut in solidarity with federal workers. Though he can't legally change his rate of pay, he specified he'd instead write a check to the government each month for 5% of his monthly pay.

So: Did it actually happen?

No of course not. Or at least that's the strong suspicion, given the Gang of Imbeciles' usual dog-ate-my-homework nonsense when asked about it.

The White House is refusing to confirm whether President Barack Obama followed up on his pledge to take a five percent pay cut due to sequestration last year.

...


The president has decided that to share in the sacrifice being made by public servants across the federal government that are affected by the sequester, he will contribute a portion of his salary back to the Treasury, a White House official said at the time.

...

The White House would not respond to numerous requests submitted by the Washington Free Beacon to the White House press office to confirm that Obama did, in fact, write checks to the Treasury.

When reached by phone, a White House spokesperson said, I dont have that information.

Here's Obama's best defense:

When I made that promise, it was meaningless. It never was anything more than something to put out on to Twitter.

If you cared about that promise at all, if you couldn't see how trivial it was -- it doesn't even rise to the level of symbolic -- then you're stupid, and you should just go ahead an thank me for putting out stupid, trivial memes like this to distract you from your own failures.

With a side of "What difference could it possibly make?"


digg this
posted by Ace at 04:46 PM

| Access Comments




Recent Comments
Puddihead: "Maybe. Though an argument could easily be made tha ..."

Aetius451AD: "And who forced her to have unprotected sex? Poste ..."

DB: ">domain awareness gap gibberish has no meanin ..."

Tell It Like It Is: "[i]My take on Trump and the J6 prisoners is that h ..."

Way, Way Downriver [/i]: "[i]NO brain can survive that.[/i]--Posted by: Spon ..."

TheJamesMadison, watching some Best Pictures: "418 A child isn't precious unless it's lived for a ..."

Aetius451AD: "There was no one to pardon at the time, and blanke ..."

Adirondack Patriot: "Speaking of trials, when the hell is Biden to have ..."

Joe the Balloon Popper: "For decades now, all branches of the the US govern ..."

Warai-otoko: "A child isn't precious unless it's lived for at le ..."

Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden: "[i] The woman consented to the sex and pregnancy i ..."

Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead!: "Rights of an individual vs 'organizations'. I thin ..."

Recent Entries
Search


Polls! Polls! Polls!
Frequently Asked Questions
The (Almost) Complete Paul Anka Integrity Kick
Top Top Tens
Greatest Hitjobs

The Ace of Spades HQ Sex-for-Money Skankathon
A D&D Guide to the Democratic Candidates
Margaret Cho: Just Not Funny
More Margaret Cho Abuse
Margaret Cho: Still Not Funny
Iraqi Prisoner Claims He Was Raped... By Woman
Wonkette Announces "Morning Zoo" Format
John Kerry's "Plan" Causes Surrender of Moqtada al-Sadr's Militia
World Muslim Leaders Apologize for Nick Berg's Beheading
Michael Moore Goes on Lunchtime Manhattan Death-Spree
Milestone: Oliver Willis Posts 400th "Fake News Article" Referencing Britney Spears
Liberal Economists Rue a "New Decade of Greed"
Artificial Insouciance: Maureen Dowd's Word Processor Revolts Against Her Numbing Imbecility
Intelligence Officials Eye Blogs for Tips
They Done Found Us Out, Cletus: Intrepid Internet Detective Figures Out Our Master Plan
Shock: Josh Marshall Almost Mentions Sarin Discovery in Iraq
Leather-Clad Biker Freaks Terrorize Australian Town
When Clinton Was President, Torture Was Cool
What Wonkette Means When She Explains What Tina Brown Means
Wonkette's Stand-Up Act
Wankette HQ Gay-Rumors Du Jour
Here's What's Bugging Me: Goose and Slider
My Own Micah Wright Style Confession of Dishonesty
Outraged "Conservatives" React to the FMA
An On-Line Impression of Dennis Miller Having Sex with a Kodiak Bear
The Story the Rightwing Media Refuses to Report!
Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
Powered by
Movable Type 2.64